Q:

Neither of my older children are good spellers since they rely on the computer to check their spelling.I still think that they should know how to spell.Can you give me some suggestions on how I could get them to practice their spelling?- Still Believe in Spelling

A:

Many people now say that spelling is not important because you can always use the computer to spell check. However, most classroom work as well as the SAT essay is still done with paper and pencil.

Try these activities to practice spelling with your children.

  • Introduce your children to the word searches and crossword puzzles in newspapers, children's magazines and books.
  • Two other games that encourage spelling practice are Hangman and Scrabble.